News file for: Chinese Academy of Sciences

Harnessing Nature’s Design To Reduce Chemo Side-Effects

Harnessing Nature’s Design To Reduce Chemo Side-Effects

Using a naturally occurring protein, scientists have designed a drug nanocarrier that can deliver high doses of cancer drugs to tumors.

Aquatic Biology Collaboration For CAS & Ottawa

Aquatic Biology Collaboration For CAS & Ottawa

The MoU between IHB and the University of Ottawa includes research symposia, exchange programs and joint projects.

How Fishes Had Sex For The First Time

How Fishes Had Sex For The First Time

The fossilzed claspers of armored fish are the most primitive vertebrate sexual organs described to date.

Turning Cigarette Ash Into Arsenic Filters

Turning Cigarette Ash Into Arsenic Filters

Scientists have found an ingenious use for cigarette ash, turning the porous material into an efficient arsenic water purifier.

Printing Metal In The Liquid Phase

Printing Metal In The Liquid Phase

Scientists have developed a faster and more efficient way to 3D print metal objects, special inks that print in the liquid phase.

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The Genetics Of Monarch Migration

The extraordinary migratory behavior of Monarch butterflies is largely determined by a single gene, scientists say.

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

Narrowing The Search For Sterile Neutrinos

While scientists haven’t been able to find sterile neutrinos yet, they now have a better idea of where to look for them, thanks to results from Daya Bay.

How Old Are The Sands Of The Sahara?

How Old Are The Sands Of The Sahara?

The Sahara desert is four to nine million years older than originally thought, scientists say.

Tan Tieniu Elected To Royal Academy Of Engineering

Tan Tieniu Elected To Royal Academy Of Engineering

Dr. Tan Tieniu from the Chinese Academy of Sciences has been elected to the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Jurassic “Squirrels” Push Back Evolution Of Mammals

Jurassic “Squirrels” Push Back Evolution Of Mammals

The discovery of three squirrel-like fossils in China suggests that mammals first appeared much earlier than previously thought.